Oh, the carnival is back in town…
Every June, the carnival comes to town. It’s set up in a field across from the elementary school I went to, so as a kid I would see it being build and felt the excitement of the rides and funnel cakes and oodles of fun that would come with it.
Then I got older and realized it sucked. Yeah, the rides can be fun, but it’s way too expensive for what it’s worth and the grounds are filled with obnoxious middle schoolers, smoking teenagers, or screaming children. And because of the small area of the carnival, you can’t get away from any of it.
But anyway, my little sister wants me to take her and her friends tonight. I just can’t handle it for so many reasons. One, I had to work at 6:30 this morning and am so tired. Two, this month I have been experiencing the worst symptoms in my menstruation history. I can barely stand, I feel like I need to take a shower every time I shift positions, and I cannot emotionally handle crowds like that.
My little sister doesn’t understand this. She thinks I’m just being lazy and boring. She hasn’t hit puberty yet. WHAT DOES SHE KNOW?! Usually I wouldn’t mind telling her to feel for herself, but I wouldn’t want to send this pain to anyone…dear God, how much worse would it be to just give birth?
Never letting my little sister borrow my Nook again.
After I told her not to take it out of the house, she takes it to school. (Her defense: “I never actually used it!” Then why bring it?) Then she kept reading other books instead of the one I was letting her read on my nook. So after 3 months, I revoked her privileges.
Then about a week ago, she BEGGED for a second chance. But she blew it again when she used up all the battery and neglected to charge it before giving it back to me. So when I decided to bring that instead of my 50 lb laptop to campus today, I was in for a surprise. And since I don’t have my laptop, I can’t even start my research paper.